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Old 06-25-2003, 03:27 PM   #1
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Slack 9.0 Selection of kernel dual processor

I have a dual processor computer, Intel Tualatin
May some one guide me in the selection of a suitable kernel?
Old 06-25-2003, 03:53 PM   #2
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I dont think Slackware comes with an SMP kernel.

But its easy to do. Slackware will install just fine w/o it (though it will only use one processor).

Once its installed, you can then either download a kernel w/ SMP enabled from , or enable it yourself in the current kernel.

Then rebuild the kernel, and your done.

You do need the Slackware kernel source if you want to use the current kernel.

#Kernel Source for Slackware 9:
install using "#installpkg kernel-source-2.4.20-noarch-5.tgz"

For a tutorial on compiling the kernel, check out the great guide in the top of the Slackware forum here.
Old 06-26-2003, 12:16 PM   #3
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Thumbs up Thanks for the help


Thanks for the advise I will follow your trace.

Old 06-27-2003, 03:50 AM   #4
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You need to compile the support in the kernel.
Read my thread here:

This howto was very helpful to
But use the kernel from the package kernel-source-2.4.20-noarch-5.tgz


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